Can a baby sleep on their stomach when laying on my chest?

I baby sit my nephew from time to time, born in August. And I was wondering if it’s okay for him to sleep on his stomach when laying on my chest? I make sure every second his head is turned to the side and I always check his breathing, I saw a bunch of stuff about SIDS and now I’m worried.

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  • 2 years ago

    Yes, as long as you are awake it is fine.

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  • 2 years ago

    Yes, unless you're also sleeping. In that case, it's all kinds of dangerous and SIDS would be lower on the list. Dropping/suffocation would be tops.

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  • Pippin
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    2 years ago

    If you are fully awake and watching him, not a problem.

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  • 2 years ago

    About 1,600 babies died of SIDS in 2015, do you want to take that chance?

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